vrijdag 1 februari 2008

Log cabin part 4

Pineapple as Hospitality Symbol
The Log Cabin quilt pattern has been a long standing favorite over the years due to the simplicity of the design as well as its versatility. In many of the old quilts the center square was red. This was to symbolize the hearth of the home.The overall effect of the log cabin quilt is achieved by the use of light and dark fabrics and how they are arranged. Pine-apple block: The design begins with a center square which is pieced into a larger square by adding triangles and stripes in rounds .

In larger, well-to-do homes, the dining room doors were kept closed to heighten visitors' suspense about the table being readied on the other side. At the appointed moment, and with the maximum amount of pomp and drama, the doors were flung open to reveal the evening's main event. Visitors confronted with pineapple-topped food displays felt particularly honored by a hostess who obviously spared no expense to ensure her guests' dining pleasure.

So you see the Pine-apple block has a real history. I finished my first one, it's much more work than the other ones. It took me two evenings of preparation and finishing. Still three to go.

But it was fun, so I'm thinking about a two-couloured quilt with pine-apple blocks. Of course I will finish first this one. I have enough WIP's and UFO's.

2 opmerkingen:

Nana's Quilts zei

Your two color pineapple block is just lovely. It would make a very striking quilt if you did more of the same block. Hmmmmm.

I'm pondering your proposal. Thanks.

Annelies zei

It is much fun to make a pine-apple block, but absolutely not easy.